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Zombie legislation: The Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has been dealt a number of potentially lethal blows in recent days, but some supporters of the effort continue to push their colleagues to move forward with a repeal. Will a vote happen? Will it succeed?
Money matters: There are a plethora of peer-to-peer payment options on the market — from Venmo to Facebook Payments — but if you use one the wrong way, you could end up losing a lot of money. Here’s what you should know.
Protecting banks: As expected, bank-backed lawmakers in both the House and Senate are now planning to pass fast-track legislation that would block new legal protections for bank and credit card customers.
How now, mad cow?: Although the words “mad cow” may strike fear deep into the center of your beef-loving stomach, there’s no need to freak out over a recent report of a single cow in Alabama that has come down with the disease.
Always watching: And as more and more of a kid’s nursery fills up with gadgets that connect to Bluetooth, the web, or parent apps, the feds are advising parents to be wary.